More than 200 teens participated in the first Adolescent Girls Summit, supported by GFC and local partners, in Monrovia, Liberia on April 12-15. Designed and led by adolescents, the summit brought together girls and boys from rural communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone to raise awareness about violence against girls and to stand together for girls' rights. Your support helped more girls and boys attend the summit and build the confidence they need to advocate for girls' rights.
The summit will equip adolescent girls with greater confidence, knowledge, and connections to advocate for their rights long after the event is over. It will help adolescent boys develop a greater understanding of and commitment to gender equity, shaping their actions as allies for years to come. These long-term skills will help prepare West Africa's next generation of leaders to make substantive progress toward ending violence against girls in their communities and countries.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.